Saturday, October 22, 2011
Life keeps getting in the way of my stampin!
Every day I wake up, do some work, feed my kids, get them to school, go to work, get home, make dinner, wash dishes, fold laundry, try to get the kids to do homework and piano practice, read them to bed and do some more work and the cycle starts all over again- don't you just love the glamorous life of a doctor? - Once a month on a friday night, I have a workshop that I just love but posting on my blog and Stamping in general just took the backseat to everyday life.
I got an email from Mary R whose words of concern really touched me and let me know that this is a community from which I had fallen out. I really needed her words to kick me back into the reality I want to make for myself - I know I am happier when I am being creative and that reflects on how I deal with everything else so thank you Mary from the bottom of my heart!
This is a little something I had for my workshop this month inspired by the owl I cased from Michelle Suit from Stampin connections- Demo only website from SU.
1. Diecut Fancy Favor box from 1/2 sheet 12x12 black cardstock
2. Stamp happy halloween from teeny tiny wishes set in versamark (white craft works too) and heat emboss using the Tangering Tango embossing powder.
3. punch out 2 1/2 inch circle in daffodil and stamp the branch from Out on a limb (the cute set with the little witch in the holiday mini) in black. Punch an owl and a large oval from black cardstock. Cut the oval in half and then holding the cut side, slide the half oval into a 1 1/4 circle punch from the punch opening to get the nice rounded edge. Hope this makes sense to you.
4. Sponge the edge of owl and wings with white craft and make the face with white gelpen and add white eyeballs and black pupils.
5. I cut 3/4 inch strips of tangering tango textured CS and attached it with brads to secure.
It is a easy and darling project that my class (and kids) loved!